Bang Bang Shrimp

Since I am in the middle of p90x, our kitchen hasn’t fried anything in a long time.  And for Matt, that was a huge change.  Before he moved to the cities, his nights were spent making homemade chicken wings and fries at least 5 nights a week with his roommates.  He was the fry king.  And while the food was tasty, it definitely wasn’t healthy.  After 6 months of marriage and my healthier choices of meals, Matt has lost 10 pounds (and he never works out! Only a guy…).  But, after finding this recipe, I knew I had to make this for him–if not only for old time sake.


  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4-5 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, such as Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar


For the egg mixture:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk


For the breading mixture:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil


For frying:

  • 8 to 12 cups vegetable oil



  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.  Cover and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients for egg mixture.
  3. Combine all ingredients for breading mixture.
  4. The coating of the shrimp is a three-step dipping process–dry, wet, dry.  First, coat shrimp in breading mixture.  Dip breaded shrimp into egg mixture, and then back into breading mixture.  Arrange shrimp on a plate and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Matt is very serious about his breading duties.
5. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Matt heats his oil in a wok.
6. When oil is hot, fry shrimp 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.  Drain off oil from shrimp with paper towels.
7. When all shrimp has been fried, drop the shrimp into a large bowl. Spoon sauce over shrimp and stir gently to coat. Enjoy!
Source: Fake Ginger
Matt devoured his shrimp.  I think he’s still in shock that he got to eat fried food tonight.

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